DEATHS IN 2005
CDC's death and mortality report for 2005,
According to EPA's sludge policy (40 CFR 503.9(t)) the pollutants (i.e., organic chemical substances,
inorganic chemical substances and pathogenic organisms -- bacteria and viruses, etc.) in sewage products
recycled for beneficial use on food crops, parks, school grounds, home lawns and gardens could have had
a significant impact in the cause of deaths.
Click on highlighted web address to see which pollutant(s) may have contributed to deaths.
The 15 leading causes of death in 2005 were the following: Total
1. Diseases of heart (heart disease) 652,091
2. Malignant neoplasms (cancer) 559,312
3. Cerebrovascular diseases (stroke) 143,579
4. Chronic lower respiratory diseases 130,933
5. Accidents (unintentional injuries) 117,809
6. Diabetes mellitus (diabetes) 75,119
7. Alzheimer’s disease 71,599
8. Influenza and pneumonia 63,001
9. Nephritis ,nephrotic syndrome and nephrosis (kidney disease) 43,901
10. Septicemia 34,136
11. Intentional self-harm (suicide) 32,637
12. Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis 27,530
13. Essential (primary) hypertension and hypertensive renal 24,902
14. Parkinson’s disease 19,544
15.Assault (homicide) 18,124
We are not sure which category MRSA is in.